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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Cleveland's Rock Hall Kicking Off Induction Hoopla

Tom Baker

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is kicking off 11 days of concerts and civic celebrations to mark its annual inductions.  This year's inductions will be April 14 in Cleveland.

The hall plans a kickoff news conference Wednesday afternoon at the Public Hall venue where the inductions will be held. Still to come are concerts, exhibits and a rock music archive ribbon-cutting.

The inductees this year include Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The ceremony will be broadcast May 5 on HBO.

Business & Technology
1:45 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Ohio State Opens Center to Turn Research Into Cash

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is opening a storefront center to link researchers, students and entrepreneurs in an effort to turn ideas into marketable products and jobs.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the $2 million Office of Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer opens tomorrow.     

The office sits in a busy area off campus that includes restaurants, a book store, a movie theater and other businesses.  Video kiosks at the site show discoveries in various fields, such as medicine, agriculture and bioengineering.

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Statewide News
1:40 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Ohio Justices Debate Legal Consult for Juveniles

The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing whether to require juvenile offenders facing the possibility of detention to consult with an attorney before deciding to waive their right to a lawyer.

Current court rules don't require such a meeting. The proposal is pitting youth advocates against some judges who say the requirement hinders the rights of parents and juveniles to make the decision themselves.

Kim Tandy, executive director of the Children's Law Center in Covington, Ky., says too many children are going through the juvenile court system without legal representation.

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Politics
6:40 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Ohio Holocaust Memorial Questioned

The head of the agency overseeing the Ohio Capitol grounds says a Holocaust memorial approved by the governor may not be appropriate for the site. Former state Senator Richard Finn of Cincinnati is president of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Richard Finan the memorial may not fit outside the Statehouse. He also has concerns other groups may request other memorials. A bill signed Friday by Governor John Kasich calls for the memorial. The state is funding preliminary site work and private money will fund the rest of the project.

Politics
5:28 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Ohio Group Moves Forward In Effort To Redefine Marriage

Supporters of a measure that would allow gay marriage in Ohio have been cleared to continue their ballot effort. The Freedom to Marry coalition wants to repeal and replace a 2004 state constitutional amendment that says Ohio only recognizes a marriage between a man and a woman. The group's proposal would allow two consenting adults to enter into marriage regardless of gender. Religious institutions could decide who to marry.

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